The latest updates as of 9:38a ET are that 22 people have died and another 60 are injured – some with life-threatening injuries – after a nail bomb exploded at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester as people were leaving. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the incident (but they haven’t offered any evidence to support their claim) and police have arrested a 23-year-old man (but also said there was a suicide bomber who completed the mission). The first victim name has been released; she was an 18-year-old girl named Georgina. Another victim has been confirmed too: an 8-year-old girl. Ariana Grande has suspended her world tour. My heart is breaking for everyone involved in this disgusting tragedy.
…On to really stupid stuff that seriously doesn’t matter whatsoever but hey, here we are:
Katy Perry’s Judging Contract Revealed
Reports are swirling that Katy Perry’s judging contract with American Idol is worth $25M… which is $10M higher than what Ryan Seacrest and Jennifer Lopez reportedly made while they were with the show.
Kevin Hart is Upset with the Rock (ha!)
Kevin Hart was asked about his buddy the Rock’s potential presidential run… and he said he absolutely will not support it.
Taylor’s Dude Moving to the US?
Taylor Swift’s new boyfriend is reportedly moving to the States. We found out last week his name is Joe, he’s a british actor and they’ve reportedly dating for many months now. He’s 26 and she’s 27 so they’re right around the same age.
Rihanna/Lupita Movie Coming to Netflix
Rihanna and Lupita Nyongo are going to co-star in a heist movie based upon a meme that was inspired by a photo of them sitting together at a fashion show. Netflix reportedly bought the rights to the movie.
Movie Sequel Announcements
Angry Birds 2 is set to be released September 20th of 2019… which will, believe it or not, coincide with the 10-year anniversary of the app game. Meanwhile, Charlie Sheen confirmed that the entire cast is on board for a Major League three – they’re just waiting for some financial backing.
Katy Perry Addresses Taylor Swift on Corden
Katy Perry appeared on James Corden last night for Carpool Karaoke and was NOT happy about the whole Taylor Swift feud.
“Honestly, it’s really like she started it, and it’s time for her to finish it…But what I want to say is that I’m ready for that BS to be done. Now, there is the law of cause and effect. You do something, there’s going to be a reaction, and trust me daddy, there’s going to be a reaction. It’s all about karma, right? I think personally that women together, not divided, and none of this petty bulls–t, women together will heal the world.”
…here’s a hint: if you say that you don’t care and you’re ready to be over it, then stop talking about it. That, and if you claim women should build each other up (we should), and you come across a woman who isn’t doing that, LEAVE IT BE. Don’t you dare make it worse! How freakin’ catty.
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